>So, JujuBean is ahead of her age in many, many ways. She’s barely an inch shorter than ButterBean (who is 2 years older), wears the same size and… she began to lose her teeth about 1.5 years earlier than ButterBean. That’s right, at 5.5, she’s now lost 2 teeth. Tonight marks her second tooth outage. It was certainly more satisfactory than the first. You may wonder, how can a tooth falling out be unsatisfactory. Well, let me tell you a funny story.
JujuBean is a very brave Bean. When her first tooth started getting wiggly, she pushed it with her fingers, her tongue, her food. Anything she could get TO her mouth was used to push her wiggly tooth. ButterBean had a wiggly tooth that started wiggling 2 weeks before and fell out a week after. JujuBean just wiggled and wiggled that tooth. So, we went down to the Dead Sea one day and, as we were getting ready to leave, I noticed that her tooth was missing. I asked when it fell out and no one knew. That’s right. At some point during the merriment of the day, JujuBean must have swallowed her tooth. And, knowing where swallowed teeth go, I counted it as a loss. However, I also know that JujuBean would be devastated if the Tooth Fairy didn’t visit, so I assured her that tooth fairy would understand. Sadly, I forgot to take the tooth (darn Dead Sea tiredness). So, the next morning, she was quite upset. I recovered quickly, by explaining that since the tooth fairy didn’t feel anything under her pillow, she didn’t realize. We wrote her a note explaining about the Dead Sea floating tooth. And, she visited on schedule the next night.
So, tonight after brushing her teeth, JujuBean came to me excited that her second tooth had come out (and she got to SEE this one!). She apparently put it on top of a tissue and put it under her pillow. A half hour after lights out, she came to me crying and very apologetic because her tooth had disappeared. We went and searched. Finally, the missing tooth turned up down around the foot of the bed (don’t ask me how?!). So, we wrapped it more solidly in the tissue and now the tooth fairy is waiting until she’s asleep to go make the expected exchange. But I just have to say, how does one little girl end up with such SNEAKY teeth?!
Happy Fairy Tales!